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Zainab needs N925,000 for corrective surgery

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Zainab’s legs

Twenty-year-old student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Miss Zainab Idris, is in dire need of N925,000 for corrective surgery on her two legs, according to the Medical Report signed by Dr. Izuagba E.B of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.

The medical report indicated that the operation would correct her gradual deformity with Ilizarov device and ensure corrective osteotomy (the surgical cutting of a bone, especially to allow realignment).

Zainab’s mother, Mrs. Adenike Idris, who came to The Guardian recently to solicit public support, said the travail began when Zainab was 11 days old.

She said: “My daughter started crying at about 1:00a.m. that particular night. She could not suck and refused to sleep. We went to the hospital and after series of tests, she was given some drugs. She remained restless and the pains persisted.

“Since then, we’ve been in and out of the hospital. The legs weren’t so bad when she was young but as she grew older, they became more deformed and painful. I have spent all I had. I am a widow and I still pay her school fees and that of her siblings, all alone.

“I received a call from her school that I should come and pick my daughter home. The management said she should not be allowed to return until she’s fine because of her screams.”

Narrating her ordeal, Zainab said: “I am always in pains, especially when I trek to school and return. This has affected my concentration in school. I can’t carry out house chores like other children. I get bullied because of the way I walk. Please, I want kind-hearted Nigerians to help me.”

Her details are: Idris Zainab, GTBank 0236790918. Or call 07015677712.


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